Can painting and sculpture be time-based arts? The pieces in Material Performance transform as they are exhibited, taking up the forces that continually shape and reshape matter. This two-part exhibition brings together artistic practices that investigate the behavior of materials and the lexicon of their movement, extending the legacies of kinetic art and process-based artworks. The first part showed the most recent work of artists beginning their second year in the MFA program at the School of Art + Art History + Design. This second part of Material Performance gathers the work of alumni, faculty, and other artists.

Material Performance is organized by Emily Zimmerman, Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

Written by Emily Zimmerman